A 52-year-old driver, Kayode Amupitan, has been remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on Tuesday, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl in Lagos.
According to Vanguard news, Amupitan was remanded by an Ikeja Magistrates’ court.
The plea of the defendant was not taken as The Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The case has been adjourned by Osunsanmi until April 2 for mention. It was also disclosed that Amupitan, who resides at Aboru, Ipaja, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
On the date that the act as arried out, the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offense on Feb.9 at his residence.
Ayorinde, who narrated the story, said that the defendant unlawfully had canal knowledge of the minor.
Speaking further, he revealed that, “The defendant lured the girl to his house with biscuits and sweets. “When the girl entered his room, he undressed her and inserted his male organ into her private part.
“When he was through with the victim, he told her not to tell anybody, promising to buy more biscuits and sweets for the minor.
“Unfortunately, when the girl got home, she started bleeding and upon interrogation, she told her parents what the defendant did to her,” the prosecutor told the court. He said that the parents of the girl reported the case to the police leading to the arrest of the defendant.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the defilement violates Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and is punishable with up to life imprisonment.